Pronunciation: (su-van'u), [key]
1. a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, esp. on the margins of the tropics where the rainfall is seasonal, as in eastern Africa.
2. grassland region with scattered trees, grading into either open plain or woodland, usually in subtropical or tropical regions. Also,sa•van'nah.
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